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German MotoGP, Sachsenring - Free practice (3)

13 July 2013

Spots of rain fell during the opening minutes and title leader Dani Pedrosa suffered a huge highside when the riders returned. The Spaniard is undergoing medical checks, the first results of which fortunately show no fractures.

Another Spaniard, Hector Barbera, suffered a high speed fall through turn 11 and also headed for the Medical Centre.

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) will receive direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session.

Jorge Lorenzo, who broke his collarbone at Assen - but returned to claim fifth in the race - has been forced to withdraw from the German round after re-damaging his collarbone on Friday.

Hiroshi Aoyama, injured at Catalunya, is returning to action while Pramac's Ben Spies continues to be side-lined and is again replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro.

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FP3:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.903s
2. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 22.129s
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 22.306s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 22.377s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 22.389s
6. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 22.614s
7. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 22.758s
8. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 22.874s
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 23.031s
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 23.063s
11. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 23.174s
12. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.426s
13. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.556s
14. Michele Pirro ITA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 23.557s
15. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 23.745s
16. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 23.842s
17. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.978s
18. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 24.310s
19. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 1m 24.555s
20. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART CRT)* 1m 24.606s
21. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 25.873s
22. Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 27.617s
23. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) No Time
* Standard ECU.

Top 10 Riders - Combined Free Practice times:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)
2. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V)
3. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT)
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
7. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13)
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V)
9. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13)

The absent Jorge Lorenzo set the third fastest combined free practice time. However - unlike at the previous Assen round - his name is not present on the official practice results, suggesting he will not be given a place in Q2.

Fastest Friday time:
Stefan Bradl GER Honda 1m 22.030s (FP2)

Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Casey Stoner AUS Honda 1m 21.067s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 21.846s (2011)


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